Commercial / Industrial Facility Security

NSEC has extensive experience with the design, implementation, validation, and support of many types of security systems including intrusion detection, access control, and facility monitoring systems. NSEC has worked on security systems utilizing a variety of technologies to ensure personnel safety and the physical protection of equipment and material vital to the safety of critical production and other assets. These systems were designed to provide an effective method for monitoring and controlling access to a facility under normal and emergency conditions.

NSEC professionals have been authorized to handle safeguards information and have experience in all facets of security systems including:

  • Intrusion Detection
  • Access Control
  • CCTV Integration
  • Video Recording and Capture
  • Biometric Integration
  • Personnel Badging
  • Patrol Watch Tours
  • Remote Location Monitoring
  • Vehicle Access Identification
  • Visitor Processing
  • Surveillance
  • Training/Simulation

NSEC is capable of evaluating and/or developing a facility’s overall security plan, based on the client’s requirements and applicable regulatory regulations, such as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 73. NSEC’s designs incorporate off-the-shelf commercially available hardware and software systems whenever possible thus minimizing customization; reducing the risk of obsolescence; and providing flexibility for future upgrades, enhancements, and additions. NSEC develops custom hardware and software solutions when commercially available products are not available or appropriate for the system. The typical evaluation would cover:

  • Existing security equipment (such as cameras, motion detectors, door and window switches) to ensure adequate protection based on the size and layout of the facility (quantity, location, operability (is it working))
  • Lighting levels in risk areas such as stairwells, hallways, exterior walkways, and parking areas
  • Recommendations on the quantity, location, and type of access control and monitoring equipment that should be used
  • Recommendations for record keeping that may be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the security system (records may be used to identify weaknesses in the security system or allow security personnel to perform periodic risk assessments on the effectiveness of the system)

NSEC has worked on the development of security plans which then dictate the design and implementation of security systems (hardware and software) within a single facility and throughout an entire multi-facility enterprise. These systems are capable of accessing, storing, and disseminating information using standard commercially available network, Intranet, and Internet technologies. Some of the features included with these systems provide:

  • Protection of personnel, equipment, software, and other critical material from unauthorized personnel
  • Monitor and control the passage of people and equipment through a facility
  • Register and display all off-normal events with special attention to alarms – prioritization (including graphical representations such as floor layouts)
  • Direct control, by security personnel, of field devices including barriers, gates, turnstiles, doors, cameras, and so on
  • Graphical representations of floor layouts and other areas, showing current status and alarm information
  • Tools for displaying and reporting data
  • Archiving and retrieving historical information
  • Interfacing a facility’s security system with other management systems
  • Facilities for accessing, processing, and reporting information using network-based computers, which may be located anywhere in a facility or enterprise

NSEC provides complete systems documentation, training, and technical support services, tailored to the client’s requirements.

Using its extensive experience developing physical security solutions for the nuclear power industry, NSEC is using that knowledge to evaluate the physical security of schools and other educational facilities using the criteria for Educational Campuses.